Last month, Patrick Hatch, Jack Rockers, and Evelyn Smallwood of Hatch Rockers Immigration attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, the attorneys heard dozens of panel presentations from some of immigration law’s leading legal minds. Patrick, as the Treasurer on the AILA Carolinas Chapter Executive Committee, planned […]
We are proud to report that Attorney Evelyn Smallwood was named AILA Carolinas Pro Bono Champion at the AILA Conference in New Orleans in June. Congratulations, Evelyn! See the list of other winners: http://www.aila.org/practice/pro-bono/recognition/pro-bono-heroes-recognition-program/2017-aila-chapter-pro-bono-champions?utm_source=Recent+Postings+Alert&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RP+Daily#2
On December 23, 2016, USCIS released new additions to many of their forms, with dates effective immediately. USCIS will continue to accept previous versions of the forms until February 21, 2017. The N-400 is the only form not included in this exception. The previous version of the N-400 can not be used after December 23, […]
It is official. Jack Rockers has been promoted to partner at our firm. We are now Hatch Rockers Immigration. Congratulations to Jack. Our new website is coming soon.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that beginning with the visa bulletin effective October 1, 2015, USCIS will accept I-485 applications to adjust status to Permanent Resident according to a separate filing date chart. This new filing date chart will be published in the visa bulletin alongside the usual chart outlining which priority dates […]
The Department of Homeland Security has designated Nepal for TPS for 18 months. This is in response to the earthquake and aftershocks that devastated the country. Nationals of Nepal should register as soon as possible. The registration deadline is December 21, 2015.
Congratulations to Attorney Jack Rockers for passing the exam to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration Law!
Today USCIS announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 3 countries affected by the Ebola outbreak: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Starting tomorrow, people from these countries who are present in the US today can apply for a work permit.
The United States is establishing a refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a legal alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. Under the program, certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States may request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program […]